Stories

COVID-19

Can We All Agree That Our Kids’ Health Must Come First?

Teachers across the country are anxiously awaiting the start of the school year and, although they are not technically “back on contract,” many have been spending days in their classrooms — cleaning,...

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student achievement

3 Strategies To Make Your Classroom a Community

We are halfway through summer and the 2021-22 school year is only a few weeks away in some communities. After countless disruptions caused by the pandemic, the vast majority of schools are expected...

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COVID-19

Expert Q&A: Focusing on Teacher Well-Being Benefits Students

For more than 35 years, Donna Housman has been helping young children, their teachers and their caregivers build their emotional intelligence. At the Housman Institute, her work with teachers at all...

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Teaching

Here's How Educators Can Recharge to Prepare for a Successful School Year

The 2021 end-of-year celebrations likely brought a greater sense of accomplishment than normal for educators, students, and families, but we know the last few months may have been a blur....

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Special Education

15 Questions That Predominantly White Schools Should Ask When Engaging in Non-Performative Anti-Racist Work

Last week, I had a consulting call with a potential client (a white teacher), who teaches in a predominantly white school/neighborhood and wants to engage in more meaningful anti-racist work this...

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Charter Schools

A ‘Whole Child’ Approach Will Be More Important Than Ever This Fall

With summer here and life as we remember emerges, the open doors and public gatherings herald a return to normal. When it comes to schools reopening in the fall, however, normal should not be the...

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